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Celebrate Spring Amongst The Wild Flowers of Leseuer National Park
Can you believe the final winter days have passed and finally we've got the warm familiar smell of spring in the air already? What better way to embrace the season than get out amongst the incredible natural wildflower displays of Western Australia's, Leseuer National Park on their new Yonga Trail.
Our illustrator, Lilly got out there for two wonderful days and hiked the 28km Yonga Trail to take in the ultimate wildflower experience and it did not disappoint!
Lesueur National Park is a national park straddling the boundary between the Wheatbelt and Mid West regions of Western Australia, 211 km north of Perth. It is a must see for all wildflower lovers and botanists, with over 900 species of flora identified within the park.
The National Park is recognised as a global biodiversity hotspot and is one of the most significant reserves for flora conservation in Western Australia. 10% of the State's known flora is found here, and several species which grow in Lesueur National Park cannot be found anywhere else in the world and have been included on an endangered list. The National Park is also home to over 100 species of birds that rely on the flora for their survival.
Not only was Lilly lucky enough to see so many flowers, but also encountered the local Carnaby's Black Cockatoo, Corellas, plenty of Pink Galahs and even spotted a nervous emu early on the second morning.
On her overnight hike, Lilly captured lots of stunning local wildflowers and has shared her favourites with us below. Her notes from the hike included:
It's a huge hike but well worth it to have the whole national park to yourself! We were the only ones walking the Yonga Trail and camping at the half way mark. It was such an awe inspiring two days where you really are transported through changing country. From gum tree forests to sandy banksia woodland, the environment continued to transform and make way for more different and diverse wildflowers. The colours, shapes and textures of them are truly amazing! If anyone does this walk, make sure to bring 3 litres of water per person, pack a lot of snacks and substantial meals, and try start the early morning for a higher chance of seeing an emu!
Can we all smell a new collection inspired by this amazing place in the works!?
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